My entire life I have been fascinated by photography and its ability to freeze moments in time. I remember my grandmother showing me pictures of when she was young and treasuring them as if they were objects of great value. I grew up wondering what was the magic behind those photos? How people managed to immortalize those moments? My curiosity and eagerness to know made me turn to science in the first place. Exploring and learning have always been a driving force in my life. For that reason I did a PhD in physical chemistry in Barcelona and I worked in different laboratories in both England and France. Contrary to what people may think, research is a field that requires big amounts of creativity. You must be constantly innovating and thinking of new ways to advance in science. However after a while I felt that I needed to express that creativity in another way and decided to dedicate myself to photography. As a photographer I have decided to combine my two fields of expertise specializing myself in scientific photography. In my personal work I am interested in old processes such as wet plate collodion where I can also exploit my two competences.
Meritxell Cortés Francisco's Projects on LensCulture